Articles

Ardhanarishvara At The Himalayas Oil Paintings On Canvas

by Kapil Goel Director

Exotic India Art is a well-known worldwide one-stop E-commerce brand dealing with Indian and Nepal handmade products since 1998. You will get a collection of marvelous products based on Tradition, Religion, Region, and Culture. You will get the finest collection of Indian products with transparent and doorstep delivery facilities. Here you will find products based on Indian Arts, Paintings, Books, Textiles, Sculptures, Beads, Jewelry, Beauty, healthcare, Audio, Video, Ayurveda, and more.

Here in Exotic India Art gallery, you will get a collection of handmade Arts and Paintings by Indian Artists. You will get multiple variations in Paintings. You will get Paintings and Arts as Folk Art, Mughal Art, Persian Art, Wild Life Art, Sikh Art, Marble Art, Thangka Art, South Indian Art, Hindu Art, Batik Paintings, Madhubani Paintings, Oil Paintings, Watercolor Paintings, Paper Paintings, Tantra Paintings, and much more. You will get these Paintings in many different forms like Canvas, Portrait, Landscape, and many other formats.

Ardhanarishvara At The Himalayas Oil Paintings On Canvas
Ardhanarishvara Oil Paintings On Canvas

According to Sankhyadarshana (a system of Indian philosophy), it takes Purusha, the energy principle, and prakrti, the matter principle, to form life. What we perceive around us (drshyam) is but a confluence of these two. The former is represented by the masculine, while the latter is represented by the feminine. They are visualised as Lord Shiva and Devi Shakti, respectively. The painting that you see on this page is a union of the two, a composite Shivashakti figure, called Ardhanarishvara Oil Painting, which translates to the half-woman deity.

Lord Shiva and the Devi Shakti is easily distinguishable. A loincloth is wrapped around His hips and clutches of rudraksha are His adornment. She is in a saree of auspicious vermillion color and wears gold jewelry, as befits her status as His wife and complement. He has a jatamukuta, upon which rests a sliver of the silver moon; upon her brow is a crown studded luxuriantly with the finest jewels in paraloka. He wields a trishool (trident) and she cradles a flushed lotus. Standing next to Him is the devoted bull Nandi, while her trusty simhavahana is to be found on her side.

A softly glowing halo graces Ardhanarishvara's head. The riverine Devi Ganga emerges in her pristine, fluid beauty, straight into the lap of the glacial Himalayas in the background. Their sharp peaks and rugged bodies stand in sharp contrast to the soft blue streams that flow at their feet.


Sponsor Ads


About Kapil Goel Committed   Director

240 connections, 14 recommendations, 1,600 honor points.
Joined APSense since, December 19th, 2019, From Roseville, United States.

Created on Jul 17th 2021 07:04. Viewed 302 times.

Comments

No comment, be the first to comment.
Please sign in before you comment.